I will soon be stepping aside as editor of National Review Online. I’m not going too far. I’ll still be contributing to NRO with ideas and content, and if you are an author or reader you might not notice much of a change. I’ll probably still be bugging you for pieces if you’re an author and I’ll still be traffic-copping the Corner. But I will be moving my primary base of operation in the fall from New York to D.C., and will no longer honcho NRO on a day-by-day basis.
I’ve officially been in this slot for over six years and it’s been a wonderful time, for which I’m deeply grateful. I’m even more grateful for the new opportunity, to step in the footsteps (once again) of my friend and co-conspirator Jonah Goldberg to become editor-at-large of NRO.
As for my successor: Rich Lowry, who has always been the ultimate editor of the entire NR enterprise, will assume the title of NRO editor (thereby putting the kibosh on my plans to have the website issue an editorial dramatically challenging the magazine to a duel).
Please feel free to continue to send me feedback on the site and ideas. Call me with your six-figure book proposals and speaking fees, because the key to handcuffs chaining me to my desk in the Buckley Towers on Lexington Avenue has been found. I’m grateful to everyone who has worked hard to make the first 12 years of NRO a success and look forward to continuing to work with you all, along with new faces, in the future.